Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Very good 3-point stops to get a view of Nara if you have no time.
This is a good way to visit the Todaiji Temple from Kyoto. Our visit to the Kasuga Shrine was rushed however, and it would have been nice to have at least half an hour in Nara itself!
This was a great trip to see a different side to Kyoto. The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful.
The Todaiji is definitely worth of a trip.
Our tour to Nara was very good, and the the visit to the Kasuga Shrine was a highlight despite the many thousands of school children who were visiting. Our tour guide was very informative and took time to make sure we could all hear his commentary. We especially liked the deer wandering around the park in the Todaiji Park. What a beautiful spot!
Nara was a fun side trip. The deer are very friendly but a few are aggressive when they know you have food. If you are spending a few days in Kyoto, I would definitely recommend an afternoon to Nara.
It was an interesting tour but we had some difficulty understanding the guide.
Nara is worth seeing and only takes an afternoon. Great guide.
Both driver and tour guide were very polite and considerate.
Interesting tour, not too short and not too long. Great tour to do in the afternoon.
(You get to play with deers :-) )
A good tour. I would have preferred to go by ourselves if not for a 1.5 year old. The train connectivity is pretty good and you don't have to spend half the time in the bus. I would recommend to do this on your own. Parents with kids - not all locations are Pram Friendly.
If you are interested in visiting Nara, its an ok tour to try it. You do get a chance to see the mentioned tourist attractions. But it also depends what you want to get out of this tour.
So, fyi, Viator is a reseller of tours. The guides English (Mr.Yoshi) was not good. It was very difficult to understand him, and he spoke to fast to make things challenging. Seems like his interest was in cracking jokes and did not talk much about historical details.
The sites are interesting, and were packed with people. There is not enough time to cover the sites and have a few min for shopping. I wish that they would add probably an hour to the tour. I think they provided a good tour just need to have a better guide.